The Spring Equinox is the midpoint between Winter and Summer Solstices. In Loughcrew Cairn T, the rising sun on the mornings around the equinoxes illuminates the inside of the tomb passage, chamber and backstone with its engraved symbols.
VIDEO: Brief interview of reporters waiting outside the Royal Courts of Justice for news during Cairns' libel case against former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi over match mixing allegations.
Beth Tweddle brings home team GB’s first ever women’s gymnastics medal. She celebrated with teammates Imogene Cairns, Jenifer Pinches, Hannah Whelan, and Rebecca Tunney, Team GB’s youngest ever competitor.
Scientists, astronomers and eclipse chasers from all over the world joined locals in Cairns, Far North Queensland to witness an amazing total solar eclipse on November 14, 2012. Totality occurred at 6:38am local time and lasted for almost 2 minutes.
The Edinburgh International Festival opened its almost four week run with a sell out concert by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Janacek opera, and NVA's public performance art piece Speed of Light.
The Australian federal government's plain packaging laws for cigarettes came into effect on December 1. The new rules dictate all cigarettes must be sold in identical olive-green packets with graphic health warnings intended to deter smoking.
Top class athletes took to the streets for the 32nd Virgin London Marathon. The men, women and wheelchair elite marathon runners were joined by 36,000 runners running for charity, to break the Guinness World records or for their own personal targets.
Members of Parliament who will take part in this year's marathon were running in their kit outside the Houses of Parliament ahead of the race. Virgin London Marathon is set to kick off on Sunday, 22nd April 2012.
Climate activists targeting RBS banking group effectively shut down the global HQ in Edinburgh on Monday. Riot police confronted demonstrators at the Camp and around 12 arrests were made during the day around the city. Edinburgh, Scotland. 23/08/20
Buckingham Palace has seen record numbers of visitors during the 2011 State Rooms Summer Opening. The Palace Gardens with a lake and cafe are really hot with tourists as London bakes in unseasonable temperatures, topping 29°C. UK 30 September 2011.